Monday, May 14, 2012

Man United - No Cup but a message of Hope

Since I can remember I have only supported one team - Man U.  For nearly 50 years I have checked the results and delighted in every win.  Yesterday Man U didn't make it.  Pipped at the post by City.  Although it is hard to stomach I see something bigger - the love and mercy of the living God. Yesterday when City got the winner in extra time against the ten man QPR it was the love of God to the estimated 1.6 billion Man U followers across the world.  Every dreary eyed worshipped of the Reds is learning something new today - that the team that they hoped in for joy and satisfaction simply can't produce the goods.  Though the loyal fans across the world have given homage all season to their mighty men they wake this morning with a terrible ache - we didn't do it.  A dream unfulfilled. A satisfaction never provided.  And it is the love of God to show men and women the world over that no mere man, team or thing can satisfy the ache of the human heart for joy, satisfaction and fulfilment.
God caused City to win yesterday so Man U supporters who have worshipped their team so faithfully might look up and find the One who never disappoints, always produces the goods, satisfies with ultimate victory over our sin that would condemn us to hell if He had not taken the hell that we deserved.  When the final whistle blew yesterday God was declaring - come unto Me, worship Me, follow Me and you will have total joy.  If you are a Man U fan your sad heart at losing is God saying - stop worshipping your idol and turn to My Son Jesus and trust in Him.  If you are a City fan - when your gloating is over so will be your pleasure and you too must turn to Christ, repent of your sin for worshipping anything but the living God.  If you are a Christian use the epic end to the season to speak of the Ultimate winner who never lets His fans down - Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great lessons to be learnt from being taken down by City but it still really hurts.